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Tougher air standards on the way

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers moved closer to extending the state's ambitious climate change law Tuesday after winning critical approval from business-minded Democratic lawmakers in the state Assembly with encouragement from the White House.

August 23, 2016 | | State

Disabled man seeks to have voting rights restored

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former producer at NPR who lost his ability to walk and speak asked a judge Tuesday to restore his right to vote under a new California law that makes it easier for people with disabilities to keep that right and regain it if lost.

August 23, 2016 | | State

Demand sags for state credits that target greenhouse gases

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's latest carbon auction brought disappointing results Tuesday as litigation and lagging support by lawmakers weigh down the state's landmark programs combating climate change.

August 23, 2016 | | State

Stanford bans hard liquor from undergraduate campus parties

PALO ALTO (AP) - Stanford University officials say hard liquor is now prohibited in undergraduate on-campus parties.

August 23, 2016 | | State

Last resident of historic Chinese Bay Area shrimping village dies

CHINA CAMP STATE PARK (AP) - The last remaining resident of a shrimping village established by Chinese immigrants on the northern shore of San Francisco Bay has died.

August 22, 2016 | | State

Split court protects teacher tenure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In a victory for teacher unions, a divided California Supreme Court decided Monday to let the state's teacher tenure law stand.

August 22, 2016 | | State

Talks fail to resolve dispute over Yosemite site names

YOSEMITE VALLEY (AP) - A trademark dispute over the names of historic hotels and other beloved landmarks at Yosemite National Park won't likely end without a courtroom fight, leaving temporary signs in place throughout the park for months to come, officials on both sides of the dispute said in newly obtained court documents.

August 22, 2016 | | State

State lawmakers revive farmworker overtime bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's state Senate on Monday revived a bill that would make the state the first in the United States to give farmworkers the same overtime pay as people who work in other industries, a last-ditch effort to reverse a nearly 80-year-old practice of exempting field hands from wage rules.

August 22, 2016 | | State

Court upholds gold dredging ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's ban on the use of suction dredges to extract gold from rivers is legal and not overridden by a 19th century federal law that allows mining on federal land, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday.

August 22, 2016 | | State

SoCal wildfire destroys 105 homes

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Five days after an explosive wildfire in Southern California sent thousands fleeing for their lives, authorities lifted all evacuation orders on Sunday to allow residents to return home.

August 21, 2016 | | State

City manager ousted over nude photo

PALM SPRINGS (AP) - Newly released written complaints say a Southern California city manager was asked to resign for showing a nude photo of a colleague to other co-workers at city hall.

August 14, 2016 | | State

Woman critically injured by tree branch in SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say a woman is in critical condition after a large tree branch fell 50 feet and hit her on the head while she and her children were visiting a San Francisco park.

August 14, 2016 | | State

Wildfire destroys 4 homes

LOWER LAKE (AP) - Flames racing through dry brush Sunday destroyed at least four homes and forced more than 1,000 people to flee and firefighters to carry animals out of a northern California lake community that was evacuated in a devastating wildfire last year.

August 14, 2016 | | State

A year’s worth of birth control

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California women who take birth control would have to make fewer trips to the pharmacy under a bill that would require insurers to cover up to a 12-month supply at one time.

August 14, 2016 | | State

Parks promised to poor areas unbuilt years later

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A decade after California voters were promised $400 million worth of parks in some of the state's poorest neighborhoods, an Associated Press review finds fewer than half of the 126 projects that received the money have been built, as Democratic lawmakers push to add another $1 billion to the program.

August 09, 2016 | | State

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Judge refuses to suspend California’s assisted death law

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California judge on Friday rejected a request by physicians to immediately suspend a new state law allowing terminally ill people to ...

August 26, 2016 | | State

Brown signs bill banning coal-export funding at ports

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning state transportation funding for new coal export terminals.

August 26, 2016 | | State

Tank explodes at SoCal refinery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A sulfur storage tank exploded Friday at the largest oil refinery in California, sending a chemical cloud into the air and causing ...

August 26, 2016 | | State

Protections imposed for endangered frogs, toads in Sierra Nevada

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two types of yellow-legged frogs, and a kind of toad found in Yosemite National Park, won extra protection Thursday when federal authorities ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

Audit IDs state waste, misuse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state district engineer approved $3.9 million in payments to the firm that employed the worker's spouse and the ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

Boy in legal fight dies after ventilator removed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a swift end to a long legal battle, a brain-dead California toddler died Thursday after being taken off life support.

August 25, 2016 | | State

Activists: Will police be charged in sex scandal?

OAKLAND (AP) - Activists and relatives of a teenage woman at the center of a San Francisco Bay Area police sex scandal say they want to ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

Judge in Stanford rape case asks for move to civil cases

SAN JOSE (AP) - A California court said Thursday that a judge who was harshly criticized and subjected to a recall campaign for the leniency of ...

August 25, 2016 | | State

Most students don’t meet new standards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Students in California improved their scores on an annual statewide exam but most still aren't meeting the more challenging standards for ...

August 24, 2016 | | State

Police officer among 23 arrested in California gang probe

SAN JOSE (AP) - A months-long probe into a northern California Vietnamese crime ring resulted in nearly two dozen arrests, including that of a veteran San ...

August 24, 2016 | | State

Federal judge puts Starbucks lawsuit on ice in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge has thrown cold water on a lawsuit that claimed Starbucks defrauded customers by adding ice to its cold beverages.

August 24, 2016 | | State

New mandate: 40% cleaner air than in 1990 by year 2030

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend the state's landmark climate change law - the most aggressive in the nation - by another 10 years ...

August 24, 2016 | | State

Man sentenced for molesting 10 children

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California man who sexually assaulted 10 children over a 15-year period has been sentenced to 48 years in state prison.

August 24, 2016 | | State

Underwater expedition reveals sunken warship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An underwater expedition along the California coast has revealed for the first time a sunken World War II-era aircraft carrier once used ...

August 24, 2016 | | State

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